Ten Region One area students have been named recipients of the Region One ESC Electric Co-op Scholarship.

For the fourth consecutive year, Region One ESC Electric Consortium and Van Brunt and Associates will award ten graduating seniors $1,000 scholarships to assist them in their pursuit of a four-year degree at a university or college. Of the twenty-two applications received, a select committee chose 10 students based on their academic achievement, community participation, and a written essay on energy and their school district. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, the studentsí school district must be a member of the Region One ESC Electric Cooperative.

Scholarship winners are: Yamely Barrios, Yuriko Garcia, and Stephanie Gongora (La Joya ISD), Kimberly Blakenship and Samantha Fish (Los Fresnos CISD), Priscilla Barrientos, Edith Benavides, Lauren Garcia, (Mission CISD), Jaime De Leon (Sharyland ISD), and Ruth Gomez (Zapata County ISD).

Through participation in the Region One ESC Electric Co-op school districts are able to save money on utility costs; close to $22 million dollars over the past seven years. Supporting Region One in the management of this cooperative is Van Brunt and Associates, an energy procurement advisory firm.

Region One Electric Consortium members are: Edcouch-Elsa ISD, Hidalgo ISD, La Feria ISD, La Joya ISD, La Villa ISD, Laredo ISD, Los Fresnos CISD, Lyford CISD, Mission CISD, Monte Alto ISD, Point Isabel ISD, PSJA ISD, Raymondville ISD, Region One ESC, Rio Hondo ISD, Santa Rosa ISD, Sharyland ISD, South Texas ISD, South Texas Educational Tech, and Zapata CISD.